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BBC Documentary: Charlie Parker


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Where exactly did saxophonist Charlie Parker first meet Dizzy Gillespie? How did he pay for his first Selmer saxophone? What was Buster Smith's role in Parker's development? And How did Parker's heroin habit start?Answers to these questions and much more in an hour-long BBC documentary from 2005 called The Charlie Parker Story...

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